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message 1: by Kelsey, Awesome Vamp Mod (given by Tay) (new)

Kelsey | 155 comments Mod
This is a test Tay is going to have to take and so this discussion is where we can try to help her get ready. =D


message 2: by Kelsey, Awesome Vamp Mod (given by Tay) (new)

Kelsey | 155 comments Mod
Test Format
The test is timed and divided into five sections. You will be given 25 minutes for the writing sample, 30 minutes each for verbal and two quantitative sections, and 40 minutes for the reading section.

• Writing Sample
Includes one topic statement which you will be asked to support or argue, using specific examples from personal experience, current events, history or literature. The writing sample is not scored by SSAT and is not included with the report sent to families.

• Quantitative (Math)
Consists of two sections of 25 questions each. You will be required to do math computation similar to what you do in school or what is useful in everyday life.

• Verbal
Consists of 30 synonym and 30 analogy questions.

• Reading Comprehension
Includes 40 questions based on about 7 reading passages. These questions measure your ability to read quickly and comprehend what you read.



message 3: by Kelsey, Awesome Vamp Mod (given by Tay) (last edited Jul 15, 2009 02:25PM) (new)

Kelsey | 155 comments Mod
Should You Guess?
All questions on the SSAT are equal in value, and scores are based on the number of questions you answer correctly minus one-quarter point for each question you answer incorrectly. You may only give one response to each question. Although no points are awarded or deducted for questions left unanswered, you will be penalized for questions answered incorrectly or with more than one response.

While educated guessing is encouraged, random guessing is discouraged. If you know enough about a question to eliminate two or more answer choices as incorrect, you might try to answer it; the more choices you can eliminate, the better your chances are for answering correctly. However, if you know nothing about a question, leave it blank and move on to others. It is unlikely that random guessing will improve your score significantly, and it may actually lower your score. Remember, though, the more questions you answer, the higher your potential score.



message 4: by Kelsey, Awesome Vamp Mod (given by Tay) (new)


message 5: by Kelsey, Awesome Vamp Mod (given by Tay) (new)

Kelsey | 155 comments Mod
Cool!


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